Jake Brentz
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 1" 205LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 11, #325, Toronto Blue Jays | Parkway South Senior (MO) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 2 3.66 72 0 2 64 76 1.28
2022 0 3 23.63 8 0 0 5.1 9 3.94
2 Seasons 5 5 5.19 80 0 2 69.1 85 1.49
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 72 5-2 3.66 64 76 1.28
2022 8 0-3 23.63 5.1 9 3.94
2 Seasons 80 5-5 5.19 69.1 85 1.49
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2021 26 1106 158 13 8.2 4.7 89.4 109.0 7.5 35.4 .220 .368 .297 .322 .378 38.6 27.3 13.3 3.66 4.42
2022 27 160 18 1 5.6 2.6 89.4 114.1 18.2 55.6 .351 .505 .521 .467 .569 38.9 23.7 26.3 23.63 10.88
Player 1266 176 14 8.0 4.4 89.4 114.1 8.6 37.5 .233 .382 .323 .339 .396 38.6 26.9 14.9
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Brentz relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(57.5%) ,
Slider
(33.1%) ,
Changeup
(5.0%) ,
Sinker
(4.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2021 50.0 24.7 22.2 3.2 38.0 36.7 25.3 5.7 38.0 20.3 22.2 5.7 8.2 4.7
2022 38.9 16.7 33.3 11.1 33.3 27.8 38.9 5.6 16.7 16.7 50.0 5.6 5.6 2.6
Player 48.9 23.9 23.3 4.0 37.5 35.8 26.7 5.7 35.8 19.9 25.0 5.7 8.0 4.4
MLB 44.5 23.7 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Slider KC L 53 84.8 39.2 2.7 7 4.0 -1.6 -29
2022 4-Seam Fastball KC L 92 95.8 14.2 0.9 6 9.0 -0.4 -4
2022 Sinker KC L 7 95.5 22.0 0.1 0 17.9 2.1 14
2022 Changeup KC L 8 90.8 28.6 -0.2 -1 17.2 2.1 14
2021 Changeup KC L 140 91.0 28.8 0.6 2 16.7 1.2 8
2021 Sinker KC L 9 97.1 15.8 -3.7 -19 15.0 -0.3 -2
2021 Slider KC L 308 85.2 40.2 4.1 11 3.3 -2.8 -46
2021 4-Seam Fastball KC L 646 96.9 14.6 0.2 2 9.5 0.0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seam Fastball -7.6 -7 92 57.5 25 .353 .588 .527 24.2 24.0 22.2 .287 .478 .436 33.3
2022 Slider -6.8 -4 53 33.1 12 .556 .667 .579 37.5 25.0 21.4 .473 .556 .517 50.0
2022 Changeup -5.1 0 8 5.0 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2022 Sinker -1.2 0 7 4.4 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 5 647 58.5 157 .211 .333 .329 21.7 21.7 23.4 .228 .361 .340 40.2
2021 Slider -0.9 -3 308 27.8 77 .191 .397 .314 43.2 36.4 24.8 .219 .405 .321 39.0
2021 Changeup 0.9 1 140 12.7 40 .167 .306 .262 42.4 35.0 25.5 .199 .327 .261 30.4
2021 Sinker 4.7 0 10 0.9 3 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0.0 0.0 .168 .188 .343 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 4-Seam Fastball 92 95.8 87 17.7 10:45 11:00 -15
2022 Slider 53 84.8 24 5.4 3:15 4:15 -60
2021 Changeup 138 91.0 95 17.9 10:00 9:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 635 96.9 87 17.2 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Sinker 10 97.1 91 20.3 10:45 10:15 30
2021 Slider 304 85.2 31 5.8 3:45 4:45 -60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 277 1,105 3 16 -7 -8 4
2022 38 160 -1 -5 -3 -2 -11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2021 1,106 48.1 65.8 79.4 23.2 42.9 41.1 57.0 43.7 30.0 6.9 72.4
2022 160 38.1 59.0 77.8 15.2 46.7 34.4 44.7 31.9 31.4 2.5 75.0
Player 1,266 46.9 65.1 79.3 22.0 43.2 40.2 55.6 42.2 30.1 6.3 72.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2021 36 73 66 60 17 67 43 35 51 75 6 77 7 93 55 65
2022 81 49 80
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2021 2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.9 95.8 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 91.0 90.8 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 85.2 84.8 -0.4
Exit Velocity 89.4 89.4 0.0
Launch Angle 7.5 18.2 10.7
Barrel % 8.2 5.6 -2.6
Hard Hit % 38.6 38.9 0.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 35.4 55.6 20.2
xBA .220 .351 0.131
BA .197 .423 0.226
xwOBA .322 .467 0.145
wOBA .297 .521 0.224
xSLG .368 .505 0.137
SLG .345 .615 0.270
K% 27.3 23.7 -3.6
BB% 13.3 26.3 13.0
Swing % 43.7 31.9 -11.8
Whiff% 30.0 31.4 1.4
In Zone % 48.1 38.1 -10.0
Out of Zone % 51.9 61.9 10.0
Out of Zone Swing % 23.2 15.2 -8.0
First Pitch Swing % 27.8 23.7 -4.1
First Pitch Strike % 57.0 44.7 -12.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 274 .300 184 42 22.8 90 28 31.1
2022 Shifts 36 .511 24 3 12.5 12 3 25.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 281 19.2 5.7% 3.6% 224 22.3 0.0% 7.6%
2022 42 19.3 7.1% 0.0% 42 24.4 0.0% 11.9%
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Pitch Distribution